Skydiving Beavers

In 1948, the settlers of Payette lake, Idaho, wanted to relocate their beavers to the remote and unsettled wilderness.

The terrain, however, had no roads, and mules had trouble carrying frightened rodents on their backs. Wildlife officials decided to use planes, and with a supply of surplus World War II parachutes and a brave test-beaver, Geronimo, they perfected a plan to air-drop the beavers.

Watch the video to see these daring-do beavers in action!